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Jul 18, 2011 2:00pm PDT
development in the case of a controversial atf gun purchasing program. lisa sylvester has that. some of the top stories in "the situation room" right now. >> congress is giving the fbi and dea one week to hand over documents into its investigation of "fast and furious." a program allowing the legal purchase of assault weapons. the acting director implicated the two agencies. and a dire warning for atlanta public schools officials accused of cheating on tests, resign or be fired. they're being given three days to leave the job or face hearings. and the top commander of nato forces in the region transferred authority to marine lieutenant general john allen during a ceremony today. petraeus will assume his new role as cia director in september. wolf? >> rick perry keeps referring to a higher power as he contemplates running for president. and a 77-year-old democrat takes on a gunman in his own home. . call her. ok. [ cellphone rings ] hey. you haven't left yet. no. i'm boarding now... what's up? um...would you mind doing it again? last time. [ engine turns over ] oooohhhh...sweet. [ mal
Jul 25, 2011 2:00pm PDT
right here on cnn. it's going to be an important night in this whole process. lisa sylvester is monitoring some other top stories. what is else is going on. >>> the jury selection began in the trial of warren jeffs. authorities raided jeffs' ranch and removed 400 children who they feared were sexually abused. and the u.s. is trying to search the restart button on stalled nuclear disarmament talks. and after months of anti-government protests and unrest, syria's cabinet is approving a law allowing the formation of oppositional parties. the ruling baath party banned op sis groups. activists called the move a little more than window dressing and say the political crackdown continues. >>> just how much does the united states really borrow? where does that money go? can hillary clinton keep worried allies fears in check? power consumption in china,rn impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutua
Jul 28, 2011 2:00pm PDT
. >>> authorities have i rested a muslim american soldier who they say was planning to attack. lisa sylvester, what's going on? >> please say naser jason abdo is admitting he wanted to attack fellow soldiers. abdo had gone awol this year after facing a possible court-martial to allegedly possessing child pornography, and earlier he refused to deploy to afghanistan, and requested to be discharged as a consequence unityius objector. >>> ten childrener said to be among the dead and 37 people were reportedly wounded. at last report they have driven the militants back, though sporadic fighting continues. the taliban are claiming responsibility. >>> governor chris christie is expected to head home this evening. he was reportedly experiencing shortness of breath. according to a statement from his office, hi bent to the hospital out of, quote, an abundance of caution. he will be back at work tomorrow. >>> a new government report projects the government will pay for half of all health care costs by 2020, up from 44% two years ago. the shift is attributed to rising health care costs and last year's health ca
Jul 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT
for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. >>> lisa sylvester is top stories, including the latest on the nfl. what's going on? >> that's right. the 4-month-old nfl lockout could be nearing an end. the league's 32 team owners are meeting in atlanta, where they are expected to vote on a new labor agreement. the players are also planning a vote, but nfl players association executive director says there are still some outstanding issue toss resolve. >>> uncle sam is no longer a stakeholder in chrysler. the taxpayers lost in the bailout. the government recently sold its remaining 6% stake to fiat for $560 million. the government originally loaned chrysler $12.5 billion, $11.2 billion of this was repaired. >>> almost half a million pounds have been confiscated. the find was the result of a joint raid. opium poppy can be used to make heroin and drugs, is considered a main source of funding for insurgents. >>> at least 22 deaths are being blamed on a blister heat wave that's covering you much of the united states. the national weather service says 55 record highs were broken ye
Jul 13, 2011 2:00pm PDT
you probably know. >>> at deadly terror attack in mumbai, india. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and other top stories in "the situation room." what's going on, lisa? >> 21 people are dead and more than 100 wounded after three bombs exploded within minutes of each other. officials say they were coordinated by terrorists but no suspects have been identified. today's attack is the first in mumbai since the city's 2008 terror siege that left 164 people dead. >>> here in the u.s., figures obtained from this tsa reveal more than 25,000 security breaches at the nation's airports over the last ten years. the tsa say the cases represent the tiny fractions of the billions of travelers screened and says all incidents were investigated and resolved. >>> and a huge development in the world of sports. the united states' women's soccer team is headed to the world cup finals. team usa advanced after defeating france 3-1. they'll take on japan sunday to see who takes home the trophy. looking good there, wolf. >> we'll be watching. certainly we'll be watching that. thanks very much. >>> more
Jul 26, 2011 2:00pm PDT
situation room," a congressman has been arrested over at the white house. lisa sylvester has that and the top stories in "the situation room." what happened? >> an illinois congressman arrested in a protest outside the white house a short time ago. democrat luis gutierrez was among 11 people sitting on the sidewalk to protest immigration and deportation policies. they were led away in plastic handcuffs after ignoring repeated warnings to leave. the private funeral was held in london for singer amy winehouse and her father released a statement saying in the days before her death she was the happiest she had been in years. winehouse conquered her drug addiction and was trying to control her drinking and just marked weeks of sobriety when he died. the cause of death is unknown. david woo is resigning. the oregon democrat is embroiled in scandal with unwanted sexual adadvances and allegations of bizarre behavior including this picture of him in a tiger suit which he sent to members of his staff who urged him to seek psychiatric help. he said he was under the influence of prescrip
Jul 14, 2011 2:00pm PDT
ahead about who gets paid and who does not. our own lisa sylvester is talking about possible scenarios. >> i spoke to several economists who say we are in uncharted waters, we have never been in a scenario like this. come august 2nd, the united states government will no longer be able to borrow money and will consequently not be able to pay all its bills. we have a couple scenarios we can show you. let's say the u.s. government as a priority decides it will continue to pay the interest on the debt it owes, $28 billion for the month of august. it can also afford to pay social security benefits, defense contractors, unemployment sure, but automatic that take a look at what happens, the united states will only have enough money to pay for these items here and not to pay for military active duty pay or to continue to pay federal salaries. let's say in this case the u.s. government decides as a priority to focus on safety programs, to theyty into pay on interest, so the u.s. government will continue to pay $29 billion on interest, social security payments, medicare, nutrition services. you
Jul 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT
to be happening fairly soon. meanwhile after round of deadly violence in syria today. lisa sylvester sr. monitoring that situation. some of the other stories making news here in "the situation room." >> a human rights group says government security forces open fired on demonstrators today, killing 12 people and leaving dozens of others injured. syrian state tv is reporting that armed groups fired on government horses and citizens in a damascus neighborhood. this is the fifth month of anti-government demonstrations in syria. the man who shot and killed afghan president hamid karzai's half brother had been working as a guard with the international security assistance forces against the taliban. the provencial government received training from the isaf and was one of the most trusted commanders for the karzais. mohammad was shot dead by other guards after he killed ahme ahmed wali karzai on tuesday. hugo chavez is expected to travel to brazil for cancer treatment. chavez said the next phase of his treatment could require radiation and chemotherapy. the type of cancer is that that sha krez
Jul 20, 2011 2:00pm PDT
. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> lisa sylvester is monitoring other top stories here including a budget breakthrough in a state that desperately needed one. >> minnesota is up and running again. governor mark dayton signed a two-year budget deal ending the longest state shut down in recent history. lawmakers have proved the $35.7 billion compromise in the early morning hours since july 1st. the capital and state parks have been closed in 2,000 employees have been laid off. those workers will be back on the job tomorrow. a grand jury jury has indicted for the murder and dismonopoliment of an 8-year-old boy. they found the remains in the freezer in a trash bin ever a boy disappeared and an autopsy revealed he died after being drugged, smothered and aaron's indictment includes counts including two counts of first degree felony murder. hurricane dora is a category three storm off the mexican coast with maximum sustained winds nearing 150 miles an hour. forecasters say dora could be a category 4 summer and will have-threatening rip currents on the southwestern beaches. a surprise discovery i
Jul 23, 2011 5:00am PDT
happens? what happens if there's no deal. a lot of people are asking what if. our lisa sylvester breaks it down for you. >> reporter: if the debt ceiling is not raised it could have a catastrophic effect on main street. the treasury department lays out a frightening scenario as we near the beginning of august interest rates could increase if investors start to get spooked and it appears that the u.s. may not meet its financial obligations. if congress continues not to act social security and medicare checks could be stopped or delayed. services could be cut off to military families and unemployment benefits halted. the cost of borrowing for everything from a house to college tuition could rise steeply. one economist at the liberal economic policy institute says the gop is playing chicken with a freight train. >> they are behaving like children. they are not getting their way so they refuse to act. it's incredibly irresponsible and better dome their senses well before august 2nd. >> reporter: the doomsday scenario has many average folks worried. >> terrified, to be honest. >> we'll lose
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's equally well known as an advocate for america's troops and veterans. we talk to lisa sylvester about his latest effort to support those who serve their country. >> reporter: his most famous role -- >> lieutenant daniel. >> lieutenant dan. >> reporter: playing alongside tom hanks in forest gump. but gary sinise wears many hats and starring on the hit show "csi new york." he is a staunch advocate for military members and their families. >> this is awesome. you have two acres here? >> yeah. it's two acres right by the capitol to be involved with a project like this is pretty amazing. >> he is the national spokesman for the american veterans disabled for life memorial that will be built in the shadow of the u.s. capitol. >> look, if you're going to serve your country, you're going to go out there and defend this nation, the nation should be showed some appreciation and do what we could to take care of them when they come home. i'm just trying to do my bit, do my part to help keep them strong. >> reporter: sinise played guitar since he was a kid and started his own band. the lieutenant dan ba
Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. >>> i'm joe johns in "the situation room" for our international viewers, world report is next. in north america, john king usa starts right now. >> good evening, everyone. happy july fourth. sitting in for john king this evening. we begin tonight with what looks like a new sexuality case against dominique strauss kanne back in his home country, france. new york case against the former headst international monetary fund appears to be falling apart. prosecutors on friday revealed the hotel maid who has accused him of attempted rape has severe credibility issues. but back in his native france, a lawyer for a young woman says he may file a sexuality criminal complaint against strauss kanne as early as tomorrow. cnn's jim bitterman has the story from paris. >> reporter: his legal problems may not be over. a 32-year-old journalist says that back in 2003, she was sexually assaulted by strauss kanne when she went to interview him. she says at the time she was talked out of filing charges by her mother who was a mid level socialist party memb
Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
't want them to be forgotten. lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. >>> good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> happy wednesday. i'm mike hydeck. here's monika samtani in for angie. timesaver traffic. moments away. first, weather first with olga breese. almost 80 degrees. so close to 80 degrees. the temperatures not going down anymore for tonight. or early morning i should say. things are start to increase. day planner, will slip us out of the 80s quickly. middle and upper 80s. increasing the humidity. we'll keep it quiet on our satellite and radar picking up on some of the low level moisture but for today, highs ri
Jul 2, 2011 3:00pm PDT
in the united states. the reason? it's empty. lisa sylvester has been doing great reporting on this story for us. part of her broken government series. what have you learned here? >> this lease is raising a lot of eyebrows. it was done without any approval and as it turns out, without the sec even having the money to rent the building. >> reporter: it's a gorgeous building with its own private sculpture garden, a fountain and lots and lots of space. but there are no workers here. no computer, no phones ringing, nothing. the securities and exchange commission leased nearly a million square feet of the constitution center fwhlg washington, d.c. at a cost of $557 million over it ten years for workers it never hired. that expanded space was in addition to a brand new headquartereded near union station across town. in a scathing report, the inspector squn says the commission grossly overestimated the amount of space needed. the representative is equally outraged. >> shocked. i mean, shocked that we're look at budget cuts and a huge debt to find out that there's an agency that could go out during a we
Jul 1, 2011 2:00pm PDT
happens. david, thanks very much. first came friday prayers then the deaths. lisa sylvester is monitoring the situation in syria right now. what's going on? >> reporter: at least nine people have been reported killed in what are now regular friday protests in cities across syria. human rights activists accuse the regime of killing more than 1,300 civilians since anti-government demonstrations started in march. the government says armed gangs are responsible for most of those deaths. >> while deadly protests demanding change swept the arab world, moroccans peacefully voted on change today. a referendum announced last month by king mohammed vi would drastically reshape the country's constitution. voters would elect a prime minister instead of the king appointing one. >>> large portions of new york state will soon be open to natural gas drilling using a controversial method called fracking. it involves sending chemicals into the ground to crack shale rock. fracking would be banned in the new york city watershed. >> new rules approved to fight fatigue among air traffic controllers after widel
Jul 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT
, medicare. lisa sylvester is look into this part of the story for us for -- this part of the story for us. a lot of disappointment from the liberal side of the democratic party, at least as of now. >> that's right, wolf. some progressives and liberals are actually feeling a little betrayed. they didn't think they would see the day when you have a democratic if the talking about significant cuts to entitlement programs, and some of the president's party are not too pleased. neil saroka planned to get a degree on journalism, but he planned to put his plans on hold as served as the media director in south carolina and ohio. but as big of an obama fans he is, he's prepared to not lift a finger to help the president get re-elected if the white house backs cuts to medicare, medicaid or social security. >> it's so personal for me because when we talk about cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security, i think of my 90-year-old grandmother. she lives on social security and any cut to that social security check or any rise in her medicare premiums, that's a direct cut to her -- to what she needs
Jul 29, 2011 2:00pm PDT
in texas will remain in jail. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what's going on, lisa? >> a judge in texas is ordering that a u.s. army private be held without bond on charges connected to an alleged plot to attack soldiers outside ft. hood. naser jason abdo allegedly told police he planned to bomb a restaurant near the base that's popular with military personnel. at a hearing this morning, abdo reportedly refused to stand when the judge entered the courtroom and then shouted an apparent reference to the 2006 rape of an iraqi girl by u.s. soldiers. >>> it was a solemn day in norway. a memorial for the 77 people killed in two terror attacks last week was held in oslo. speaking at the service, the country's prime minister called it, quote, a vicious attack on all our common values. the service was organized by the youth movement of the labor party, a summer camp organized by the party's youth movement was the target of one of the attacks. >>> and president obama was joined by auto industry leaders in washington today to an
Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm PDT
of the most powerful guys in washington when it comes to taxes and other issues. we've got an interview lisa sylvester has a little background piece on him. we're going to be speaking with him about the debt ceiling, tax reform, all of those issues. if you don't know who grover r norquist is, you're going to want to watch it. and the other one we have is bob mendez of new jersey is coming in. he wants the justice department, the attorney general of the united states to federal bureau of investigation to investigate the rupert murdoch's company to see if they were engaged in illegal activities, specifically whether they hacked into phones, voice mail from survivors and victims of the 9/11 disaster. so you'll be interested in what he has to say. >> good deal. thank you so much. >> there's a bit of a new feud brewing in politic ps and it involves the usually even tempered tim pawlenty. he's in a twitter war with one comedian and he's not holding anything back. that is next. members of the american postal worker's union handle more than 165 billion letters and packages a year. that's about 34
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